After coffee and cookies over introductions, we'll discuss updates with both our local chapter and then have the chance to jump into action items like confirming details about our upcoming fundraising opportunity as well as strategies to reach out to our local newspaper with a follow-up Op-Ed as well as writing letters to our Rep. Burgess on some of the recent developments in the House with the Gibson resolution.

We will also plan on discussing what times work for everyone to hold our meeting dates for 2016.

Help Refugees and the Planet!

Please join us to shine a light on important issues and raise awareness about their interconnectivity! 

"A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people..." [and caused mass migration] ( 

The Texas Drought Project, a non-profit founded in 2008 to educate Texans on climate change, will announce that they have succeeded in obtaining the signatures of more than 220 organizations for their resolution on climate change. The resolution calls for climate negotiators at the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, set to begin Nov. 30, to heed the recommendations from the world’s top scientists in setting emissions cuts and asks that negotiators quickly move to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

Join the Global Climate March in Dallas to say YES to 100 percent clean energy and protect our future.

Join Collaborative Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) at UTA and top environmental scientists to learn how unconventional drilling can affect the environment and your health. The boots on the ground scientists come face-to-face with the unconventional drilling industry on a weekly basis. Learn from their experiences and research before unconventional drilling hits Florida. Have your questions ready and join the webinar live.

Climate change, caused by unchecked carbon pollution and overfishing, is the most pressing environmental issue of our time. Climate change is causing rising global temperatures, rising sea levels, extreme weather patterns and increasing health risks. It is also the most politically divisive issue of our time, particularly in the U.S. Our speaker, Dr. Mike Slattery, director of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Professor in the School of Geology, Energy and the Environment at TCU, examines the science behind climate change and why it has become so politicized. 

We're moving ahead on a wide variety of exciting plans and opportunities ramping up to expand our outreach and engagement throughout North Texas this year ahead, so if you've been interested in joining the local efforts but haven't known when to jump in, this Saturday is a perfect opportunity!

Here's a few of the highlights from the past month and coming up:

Meet some of the owners of the solar homes and businesses that participated in the 2015 DFW Solar Tour. Stay afterward for lunch.

An exploration of built and natural environments along the 800-mile length of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Director Peter Bo Rappmund is a Texas-based artist whose practice relies on understanding both empirical and metaphysical properties of the environment. Info:

Meet other electric vehicle enthusiasts and learn about their projects. All meetings are free and open to the public.